Hut: Emstrur

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Ferðafélag Íslands (The Iceland Touring Association, FÍ) operates three small mountain huts in Botnar on Emstrur and can accommodate 60 people in total.

The huts are all equipped with gas stoves, utensils and running cold water. The huts are all organized in the same manner. From a small hall you walk directly into a bunk room where a small open kitchen is also located plus some chairs and tables. Each of the three huts houses 20 people in 10 double bunk beds.

There is also a small hut for the wardens and all of the houses are connected with a patio that also connects to the toilet house. There are tables and charcoal grill outside the huts and together the huts form a nice cluster.

Behind the huts and in a tiny valley below them is a small camping ground. The toilet house is jointly used by the huts and the camping ground. The showers (accessible for a fee) are also located in the toilet house.

A short and rewarding walk takes you to the canyons of river Markarfljót. Just south of the huts is a pedestrian bridge across the river South Emstruá.


  • GPS Location: 63°45.980 -W 19°22.450
  • Phone: 490 0137
  • Height above sea level: 465m
  • Next Hut: Hvanngil and Þórsmörk
  • Accessibility: Jeeps (4x4)
  • Mobile Connection: On a hill above the hut
  • Hut Warden: During summer

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